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The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their lives.
In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startingly to life.
His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.
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When Judy and Peter find a board game in the park, they take it home, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. Their jungle adventure game has come to life! Chris Van Allsburg is a master at walking the line between fantasy and reality. His unusually sculptured drawings (familiar to the many devoted fans of the Caldecott-winning The Polar Express and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi) convey the magical transition of a normal house to an exotic jungle. Readers will tremble along with Judy and Peter, urging them to roll the dice that will plunge them from one perilous predicament into another. Jumanji, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, is sure to amaze and thrill even the most jaded young reader. (Ages 9 to 12)About the Author:
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0395304482
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110395304482
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0395304482
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB0014TJ4W6
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Book is tight, clean and without any flaws. First state jacket (no Caldecott medal) is heavily rubbed and has a small perforation on the back panel. Seller Inventory # 67699
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Book is tight and clean with a faintly faded top edge. DJ edges are rough in three spots and and the back panel has a one inch closed tear. Seller Inventory # 67698
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Book is tight and clean. DJ edges are rubbed in three spots and there is a small, light rub on the front panel. Seller Inventory # 67697